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THE BIRR ELIXIR by JO SPARKES (fantasy)

UnknownThis week’s Revolving Book is the fantasy THE BIRR ELIXIR by JO SPARKES.

BUY IT: Priced right at .99 cents!
Amazon http://amzn.com/B00D4R7PZ4
Barnes & Noble (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-birr-elixir-jo-sparkes/1115470299?ean=2940016445649
Web site: http://birrelixir.com/buy-the-book/

WHAT IT’S ABOUT:

When a young apprentice makes a mysterious elixir from a recipe in an old book, she’s suddenly the talisman for a daring Gamesman – and the weapon in the conspiracy against a prince.
Marra had never heard of Birr Elixir.

But when Drail of the Hand of Victory saw the words in an old book, she found herself agreeing to make it. Even lacking the right ingredient.

And after drinking it, the Hand of Victory defeated a Skullan team, something no one had ever done before. Now Drail walked the path his grandsire had walked, and Marra was offered a place as Brista, his potions mistress. She doubted her ability, but took the chance to escape her slave-like existence.

When she found a way to wake the mysterious sleeper, Marra wondered if she deserved the title after all.

But with Tryst’s waking, ill luck and bad things suddenly dogged their tracks. Drail, being a man of action, saw only the good in people. Marra lacked his faith, but was frozen by her own timidity. When the time came to confront these enemies, would Tryst stand with them or against them?

Would it make any difference?

REVIEWS:

The Birr Elixir Keeps Readers Hooked – Andrew Keyser, Portland Book Review

Author Jo Sparkes proves to be an outstanding author with this light-hearted fantasy tale. She makes creating a believable, likeable world look easy … for a fun story with an imaginative world and an exciting sport, look no further than Jo Sparkes’ book The Birr Elixir.A Wonderful Story …

Nicua Shamira, Terraverum

This is a wonderful story that just sucked me in from the first few pages. There are secrets and delicious intrigue that keep you guessing. Skillfully written, colourful and exciting, I enjoyed the Birr Elixir immensely and looking forward to the next book.

SNEAK PEEK:

http://birrelixir.com/first-20-pages/

AUTHOR:

A well-known Century City Producer once said Jo Sparkes “… writes some of the best dialogue I’ve read.” Not only are those words a compliment to Jo’s skills as a writer, but a true reflection of her commitment to her work as a screenwriter.

Jo Sparkes graduated Magna Cum Laude from Washington College, a small liberal arts college famous for its creative writing program. Some years later, she renounced life in the corporate world to pursue her passion for writing. Jo went on to study for two years with Robert Powell; a student of renowned writers and teachers Lew Hunter, and Richard Walter, head and heart of UCLA’s Screenwriting Program. The culmination of those years of hard work was the short-film “The Image”, which Jo wrote and produced single-handedly.

Since then, Jo hasn’t looked back. Jo’s body of work includes scripts for Children’s live-action and animated television programs, a direct to video Children’s DVD, commercial work for corporate clients, as well as a being a feature writer on ReZoom.com. As a contributing writer for the Arizona Sports Fans Network — where she has been called their most popular writer — she was known for her humorous articles, player interviews and game coverage. Jo was unofficially the first to interview Emmitt Smith when he arrived in Arizona to play for the Cardinals.

She had the privilege to adjunct teach at the Film School at Scottsdale Community College, and even made a video of one of her presentations. Her new book, “Feedback How to Give It How to Get It”, is from the lessons shared. It truly is a writer’s — and any artist’s — guide to spinning gold.

When not diligently perfecting her craft, Jo can be found exploring her new home of Portland, Oregon, with her husband Ian, and their dog Oscar.

CONNECT WITH JO:

https://www.facebook.com/BirrElixir

Twitter: @Sparkes777

Author blog: http://josparkes.com/ (I blog on writing – the art, not the cash)

Book Site is http://birrelixir.com/

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The Birr Elixir by Jo Sparkes (fantasy/epic fantasy)

UnknownFantastic Friday’s Book is the fantasy THE BIRR ELXIR by JO SPARKES.

BUY IT: Priced right at .99 cents!
Amazon http://amzn.com/B00D4R7PZ4
Barnes & Noble (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-birr-elixir-jo-sparkes/1115470299?ean=2940016445649
Web site: http://birrelixir.com/buy-the-book/

WHAT IT’S ABOUT:

When a young apprentice makes a mysterious elixir from a recipe in an old book, she’s suddenly the talisman for a daring Gamesman – and the weapon in the conspiracy against a prince.
Marra had never heard of Birr Elixir.

But when Drail of the Hand of Victory saw the words in an old book, she found herself agreeing to make it. Even lacking the right ingredient.

And after drinking it, the Hand of Victory defeated a Skullan team, something no one had ever done before. Now Drail walked the path his grandsire had walked, and Marra was offered a place as Brista, his potions mistress. She doubted her ability, but took the chance to escape her slave-like existence.

When she found a way to wake the mysterious sleeper, Marra wondered if she deserved the title after all.

But with Tryst’s waking, ill luck and bad things suddenly dogged their tracks. Drail, being a man of action, saw only the good in people. Marra lacked his faith, but was frozen by her own timidity. When the time came to confront these enemies, would Tryst stand with them or against them?

Would it make any difference?

REVIEWS:

The Birr Elixir Keeps Readers Hooked – Andrew Keyser, Portland Book Review

Author Jo Sparkes proves to be an outstanding author with this light-hearted fantasy tale. She makes creating a believable, likeable world look easy … for a fun story with an imaginative world and an exciting sport, look no further than Jo Sparkes’ book The Birr Elixir.A Wonderful Story …

Nicua Shamira, Terraverum

This is a wonderful story that just sucked me in from the first few pages. There are secrets and delicious intrigue that keep you guessing. Skillfully written, colourful and exciting, I enjoyed the Birr Elixir immensely and looking forward to the next book.

SNEAK PEEK:

http://birrelixir.com/first-20-pages/

AUTHOR:

A well-known Century City Producer once said Jo Sparkes “… writes some of the best dialogue I’ve read.” Not only are those words a compliment to Jo’s skills as a writer, but a true reflection of her commitment to her work as a screenwriter.

Jo Sparkes graduated Magna Cum Laude from Washington College, a small liberal arts college famous for its creative writing program. Some years later, she renounced life in the corporate world to pursue her passion for writing. Jo went on to study for two years with Robert Powell; a student of renowned writers and teachers Lew Hunter, and Richard Walter, head and heart of UCLA’s Screenwriting Program. The culmination of those years of hard work was the short-film “The Image”, which Jo wrote and produced single-handedly.

Since then, Jo hasn’t looked back. Jo’s body of work includes scripts for Children’s live-action and animated television programs, a direct to video Children’s DVD, commercial work for corporate clients, as well as a being a feature writer on ReZoom.com. As a contributing writer for the Arizona Sports Fans Network — where she has been called their most popular writer — she was known for her humorous articles, player interviews and game coverage. Jo was unofficially the first to interview Emmitt Smith when he arrived in Arizona to play for the Cardinals.

She had the privilege to adjunct teach at the Film School at Scottsdale Community College, and even made a video of one of her presentations. Her new book, “Feedback How to Give It How to Get It”, is from the lessons shared. It truly is a writer’s — and any artist’s — guide to spinning gold.

When not diligently perfecting her craft, Jo can be found exploring her new home of Portland, Oregon, with her husband Ian, and their dog Oscar.

CONNECT WITH JO:

https://www.facebook.com/BirrElixir

Twitter: @Sparkes777

Author blog: http://josparkes.com/ (I blog on writing – the art, not the cash)

Book Site is http://birrelixir.com/

UPCOMING:

Currently doing a Blog Tour with Pump Up Your Books: http://www.pumpupyourbook.com/2013/04/27/pump-up-your-book-presents-the-birr-elixir-virtual-book-publicity-tour/

Tomorrow with Mamma Says Read — there’s a giveaway with a KINDLE involved

http://mommasaysread.com/

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Warrior Rogue (A Drift Lords Novel) by Nancy J. Cohen (paranormal/fantasy)

WarriorRogue_w7578_750This week’s Revolving Book is the paranormal WARRIOR ROGUE by NANCY J. COHEN

TITLE: Warrior Rogue (The Drift Lords Series)
GENRE: Paranormal/Fantasy
PUBLISHER: http://www.wildrosepublishing.com/maincatalog_v151/index.php?main_page=index&manufacturers_id=831

GET IT ON AMAZON KINDLE: http://www.amazon.com/Warrior-Rogue-Drift-Series-ebook/dp/B00AU62NQS/

Paperback out April 26!

SYNOPSIS:
When fashion designer Jennifer Dyhr loses her lead actor for a video-game commercial, a replacement literally drops from the sky. Reluctant to let him leave, she hires him as a model for her studio. But when terrorists attack their flight home, Jen must awaken powers she didn’t know she had to protect them both. Will she be able to keep her heart safe from the sensual man beside her?

When space ops warrior Paz Hadar falls through a spatial rift onto Jen’s set, he soon realizes she is essential to his mission. Not only must he protect her, his success depends upon her special powers. But as they struggle to stay one step ahead of the enemy, he discovers that fighting his attraction to the lovely Jen is as much a challenge as keeping them both alive.

WATCH THE BOOK TRAILER: http://youtu.be/cjV-PRVGoVs

PINTEREST VISION BOARD: http://pinterest.com/njcohen/warrior-rogue/

AUTHOR BIO: Nancy J. Cohen is the author of 18 published romance and mystery novels. Her humorous Bad Hair Day mystery series features hairdresser Marla Shore, who solves crimes with wit and style under the sultry Florida sun. Several of these titles have made the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association bestseller list. Shear Murder is the tenth and latest title in this series. Nancy’s imaginative romances have also proven popular with fans. Her titles in this genre have won the HOLT Medallion Award and Best Book in Romantic SciFi/Fantasy at The Romance Reviews. Warrior Rogue, #2 in the Drift Lords Series, is her latest title from The Wild Rose Press. Active in the writing community and a featured speaker at libraries and conferences, Nancy is listed in Contemporary Authors, Poets & Writers, and Who’s Who in U.S. Writers, Editors, & Poets. Visit her website at http://NancyJCohen.com/.

CONNECT WITH NANCY ONLINE:
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Nancy-J-Cohen/112101588804907
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/nancyjcohen
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/91508.Nancy_J_Cohen
Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/njcohen/
Linked In: http://www.linkedin.com/in/nancyjcohen
Google +: https://plus.google.com/103605084765403650204
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6Yb2zOkXEQ6xmAeYv8Jp5w/

WEB SITE: http://nancyjcohen.com/
BLOG: http://nancyjcohen.wordpress.com/

UPCOMING INFO:
Contests: http://nancyjcohen.com/fun-stuff/contest/
Appearances: http://nancyjcohen.com/appearances/

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CHRONICLES OF THE PLAINESWALKERS by B.T. ROBERTSON (fantasy/adventure)

FREE BOOK! Tuesday’s Revolving Book is the fantasy CHRONICLES OF THE PLANESWALKERS by B.T. ROBERTSON

GET IT FREE at BARNES and NOBLE NOOK and at LACHESIS PUBLISHING.
Barnes and Noble: http://tinyurl.com/c5lpgnr
Lachesis Publishing: http:/…/tinyurl.com/c3xruk5

Amazon Kindle: http://tinyurl.com/dx889yq (currently at .99 cents)

TITLE: CHRONICLES OF THE PLANESWALKERS (first book in a trilogy)

GENRE: fantasy/adventure

SYNOPSIS:

In a world that is being plagued by an unseen evil and growing chaos, on Krayn elf will go searching for his destiny. Aerinas, son of Tristandor, will journey to lands far beyond those he has ever traveled before. A group of elves, giants, men, and other beings will be required to uncover the mystery locked within the secrets of the Planes. Aerinas and the others alike will face challenges that will affect them physically, emotionally, and psychologically, and ultimately face an enemy that taunts them from beyond the borders of the physical realm.

AUTHOR BIO:
Born and raised in the suburbs of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, B.T. has lived and worked there ever since. He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Information Science and Technology in 2006 and is currently employed as a Systems Engineer. But he has always enjoyed the art of writing. In 2004, Chronicles of the Planeswalkers: Part Zero became his first published fantasy novel. He has written two more novels in the Chronicles of the Planeswalkers saga.

CONNECT WITH B.T. ROBERTSON ONLINE:
WEB SITE: http://www.btrobertson.com/
FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/btrobertson
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/PlaneswalkerBT
Blog: http://btrobertson.blogspot.ca/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/BTRobertson

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PHOENIX FIRE by MICHELLE MILES (fantasy romance)

Tuesday’s REVOLVING BOOK is the fantasy romance PHOENIX FIRE by MICHELLE MILES

PUBLISHER: DCL Publications http://thedarkcastlelords.net/

BUY IT ONLINE:
Fictionwise: http://tinyurl.com/7arb28dAll Romance eBooks: http://tinyurl.com/7664vb
AMAZON: http://tinyurl.com/6nnw4ou
PRICED RIGHT AT $2.99

SYNOPSIS:
Kill, or be killed.

Elena Gaius is Hixyl’s most heralded gladiatrix, catching the Emperor’s eye with her unspoiled beauty and fiery temper. Determined to let no man have her, he forces her into a life of unwanted accolades—for slaughter in the Games. With independence out of reach, Elena knows each day could be her last.

Cassius Antonius is a former general hired by an underground secret order to assassinate the Emperor. When he refuses, they take away the only thing precious to him—his freedom. Forced into servitude, he meets Elena and manipulates her into helping him, forming a shaky alliance and a searing romance.

The two become unwitting pawns in the struggle to save Hixyl from the Emperor’s tyranny. But plans spin out of control with the discovery of their secret tryst, and for their ultimate act of betrayal, the Emperor demands one last entertainment—to be pitted against each other in the Games in a fight to the death.

READ AN EXCERPT
http://michellemiles.net/books/fantasy/

WATCH THE BOOK TRAILER
http://michellemiles.net/trailers/

AUTHOR BIO
Michelle Miles found her love of writing buried in the fantasy books of Patricia A. McKillip and the beautiful romances of Victoria Holt. It wasn’t until her high school years she decided to take up the pen and try her hand at writing. She created faraway lands, space adventures, and even princesses who just wanted to be saved. Never learning to plot, she always believed that jumping in feet first was the way to go and has since become a self-proclaimed Pantser, writing sexy contemporaries, sizzling paranormal and sweeping fantasy.

A Native Texan, she loves hockey, baseball, drinking coffee, cross-stitching, and shopping for shoes and Coach handbags. You can read her daily antics at her blog, Ye Olde Inkwell http://www.michellemiles.net/blog Michelle is also a regular contributor to Plotting Princesses http://plottingprincesses.blogspot.com/.

CONNECT WITCH MICHELLE ONLINE:
Email: michelle@michellemiles.net
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/MichelleMiles
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/MichelleMilesRomance
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/477915.Michelle_Miles
Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/MilesOfRomance/

Website: http://www.michellemiles.net/
Blog: http://www.michellemiles.net/blog http://plottingprincesses.blogspot.com/

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SHADOW DREAMS by TERI BARNETT (historical/paranormal/romance)

THE REVOLVING BOOK FRIDAY EDITION IS THE  HISTORICAL ROMANCE “SHADOW DREAMS” BY TERI BARNETT! AND IT’S FREE!!!

POSTED ON APRIL 6TH, 2012

FREE AT BARNES AND NOBLE NOOK  http://tinyurl.com/d2mrwk6

GENRE: HISTORICAL PARANORMAL ROMANCE

PUBLISHER: LACHESIS PUBLISHING http://www.lachesispublishing.com/

WHERE YOU CAN BUY TERI BARNETT’S OTHER ROMANCES:

THROUGH THE MISTS OF TIME (TIME TRAVEL ROMANCE)
BARNES AND NOBLE NOOK: http://tinyurl.com/csymobo (PRICED RIGHT AT $2.99)
AMAZON KINDLE: http://tinyurl.com/6rhcqek ($2.99)

PAGAN FIRE (HISTORICAL PARANORMAL ROMANCE)
BARNES AND NOBEL NOOK: http://tinyurl.com/6m3c4cv ($2.99)
AMAZON KINDLE: http://tinyurl.com/6rhcqek ($2.99)

SYNOPSIS for SHADOW DREAMS:

Nestled in the plane of Paran, a peaceful town is shocked when their children start disappearing. Portents point to the re-emergence of the ancient priestess cult of Eitel, one known for stealing souls to gain immortality.

Bethany M’Doro is a healer and a Knower, assisting the Diggers by connecting artifacts and their owners. But even with her psychic abilities, she never envisioned the kidnapping of her own daughter, Sarah.

Connor Jessup never forgave himself for letting his wife Elizabeth leave so easily. He turned his back on his Nevada town, and on himself.

When Bethany’s latest excavation places the remains of Elizabeth at the center of the cult of Eitel, she knows she must travel to the Earth plane and seek Connor’s help. Arriving in shadow form, she first meets Connor in his dreams. He believes she’s an angel and gladly goes with her back to Paran. Once there, he comes to understand Bethany’s true nature, and finds himself drawn into the search for her missing daughter and the connection to his wife.

Now they must unravel the secrets behind the ancient cult and find Sarah before she’s lost forever. As their quest unfolds, they discover an even deeper unexpected journey – one filled with sorrow, loss, and redemption.

AUTHOR BIO:

Growing up in the ’70’s, I read every romance novel I could find, vowing one day to write my own. It took me until the 90’s to start writing seriously, but in the span of about ten years, I crafted four novels, a novella, and many short stories. The first novel I wrote, Hunter Moon, will never be seen. But first novels tend to be that way.
~~~
Teri is both a talented writer and a gifted artist. Her whimsical art can be found on her web site as well. http://www.teribarnett.com/

CONNECT WITH TERI ONLINE:
WEB SITE: http://www.teribarnett.com/writing.html
BLOG: http://teribarnett.wordpress.com/
teri@teribarnett.com

 

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HER HEART’S DESIRE by ADRIANA RYAN (supernatural romance)

THE REVOLVING BOOK FRIDAY EDITION IS “HER HEART’S DESIRE” by ADRIANA RYAN

POSTED FRIDAY MARCH 16TH, 2012

AUTHOR: Adriana Ryan

TITLE: Her Heart’s Desire

GENRE: Supernatural romance, novella

PUBLISHER:  MUSE IT PUBLISHING, http://tinyurl.com/8aav2vm

WHERE YOU CAN BUY THE BOOK ONLINE:

MUSE IT PUBLISHING $3.50 (ALL FORMATS AVAILABLE) http://tinyurl.com/8aav2vm
PLEASE NOTE: HER HEART’S DESIRE WILL BE UP ON AMAZON AND OTHER E-BOOK SITES NEXT WEEK.

REVIEWS:
 “… a Cinderella story for adults.” – Reinvented Reader Book Blog

SYNOPSIS:

Millie Fields’s life could be a Greek tragedy. As if frizzy hair and a dead-end job weren’t enough, the heartthrob of her dreams, Graham Lance, doesn’t even know she exists. The only man in her life these days is her best friend Braedon Hill, who seems to have an endless supply of tissues for her equally endless tears. Ironically, Millie is so blinded by her yearning for Graham that she can’t see Braedon’s heart yearns just as keenly for her.

Things become unbearable for Millie when a cruel twist of fate lands her – literally – at Graham’s feet. Utterly humiliated, she flees outside into the pouring rain, the sound of her co-workers’s contemptuous laughter echoing in her ears. As she sits sobbing on a bench, a stranger appears bearing a gift that will transform Millie’s life: A mysterious necklace that will metamorphose her into a ravishing beauty at dusk. Her newfound identity helps Millie finally land the delicious Graham Lance. But as she gets closer to Graham, her relationship with Braedon starts to disintegrate. Will Millie realize all that Braedon has to offer? Or will she choose to live her dream with Graham?

READ AN EXCERPT: http://tinyurl.com/8aav2vm

AUTHOR BIO: Adriana Ryan writes spunky, supernatural women’s fiction in beautiful Charleston, SC. She is currently at work on an urban fantasy series. A huge fan of spooky stuff and shoes, she enjoys alternately hitting up the outlet malls and historic graveyards.

CONNECT WITH ADRIANA ONLINE:
 
WEB SITE: http://www.adrianaryan.com
TWITTER:  https://twitter.com/#!/adrianaryansc
FACEBOOK:  https://www.facebook.com/AuthorAdrianaRyan

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